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Fall Academic Term '02 Graduate Course Guide

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Courses in Biophysics


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Fall Academic Term, 2002 (September 3 - December 20)


BIOPHYS 608 / MCDB 608 / PHYSICS 608. Biophysical Principles of Microscopy.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Daniel Axelrod (daxelrod@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Knowledge of complex exponential notation, and graduate standing. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course covers the physical, mathematical, and instrumental principles behind the major optical microscopy techniques used in modern cell biology and biochemistry. Included are bright field, dark field, phase contrast, differential interference, interference reflection, polarization, fluorescence labeling and detection, total internal reflection, schlieren, confocal, multiphoton, fluorescence resonance energy transfer, fluorescence lifetime, and CCD imaging techniques, as well as photobleaching, flourescence temporal and spatial correlation spetroscopy and 3D image deconvolution image analysis. A familiarity with complex exponent mathematics to represent waves and some familiarity with basic geometrical and physical optics is highly beneficial. This course emphasizes the theoretical principles and practical applications rather than a "hands-on how-to-do-it" approach.

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BIOPHYS 801. Seminar by Molecular Biophysics Trainees.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Martha L Ludwig (mludwig@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (1).

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Students in Molecular Biophysics fulfill the requirements for a Ph.D. in either Biological Chemistry, Biophysics, Chemistry, or Physics. Training in Molecular Biophysics aims to develop independent investigators who will contribute in significant ways to advances in understanding structural and cellular biology at the molecular level. Students concentrating in Molecular Biophysics elect courses in areas such as protein structure and function, techniques in NMR and crystallography, and spectroscopic methods.

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BIOPHYS 890. Introduction to Research.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Research rotations: Primarily for students in the Biophysics Graduate Program. Graduate Standing. (1-4). (INDEPENDENT).

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The main focus is to offer research training in the applications of physics-based techniques to biological systems ranging in complexity from single molecules to whole cells and tissues.

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BIOPHYS 990. Dissertation/Precandidate.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Election for dissertation work by doctoral student not yet admitted as a Candidate. Graduate Standing. (1-8). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-8; 1-4 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Election for dissertation work by doctoral student not yet admitted as a Candidate.

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BIOPHYS 995. Dissertation/Candidate.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Graduate School authorization for admission as a doctoral Candidate. Graduate Standing. (8). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (8; 4 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Graduate School authorization for admission as a doctoral Candidate. N.B. The defense of the dissertation (the final oral examination) must be held under a full term Candidacy enrollment period.

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